Weekend & Short Break

With half term just around the corner and the Easter holidays not too far away either, thoughts will soon be turning to how to keep the children entertained.  Spending a few days on holiday is a great way to enjoy quality time together as a family without the distractions of everyday life.  This...

Those unexpectedly upside down moments in life, like seeing the Golden Arches among the pagodas of Beijing, can be fun and very reassuring, especially when traveling with kids. But when it's the reverse -- finding the exotic in the familiar -- it can be unsettling. So when we first heard there was...

A grandmother remembers a fun family trip to the USA's capital. A grandmother remembers a fun family trip to the USA's capital. Traveling with grandchildren is a very exciting and wonderful experience. Your February issue inspired us to go to Washington, D.C. during spring break with our 11-year-...

Indoor amusement parks are great for family fun no matter the weather, but a large part of their appeal is the thrill of enjoying outdoor fun indoors. In the dead of Northern winters, or in the soaring summer temperatures of the Southwest, families can enjoy the roller coasters, log flumes and much...

Not far from the cosmopolitan city of Buenos Aires -- with its historical and religious venues, sightseeing and museums, not to mention tango lessons -- is La Bamba de Areco, a rural getaway where visitors can relax and enjoy Argentina's countryside.  Family vacationers ages 12 and up looking for a...

We love San Francisco’s Bay Area and the Monterey Peninsula and return often with our family to sample new hotels, restaurants and the ever-changing scene.  Fans who have been leery of attempting a vacation with the kids can rest assured that there are enough family-friendly hotels -- and...

If your family is visiting historic Boston, Massachusetts for its many attractions, or just taking the teens to see local colleges and universities, we know you'll enjoy a centrally located hotel near a "T" stop. Here are Family Travel Forum's picks for the best value quality lodging in Beantown....

Living in The South's most happening city and looking for a weekend getaway? Here's a guide to short break destinations near Atlanta, Georgia. A fair climate greets those who live near Atlanta, so many families make vacation decisions dreaming about snow-covered mountains or white sand beaches....

The big state of Pennsylvania offers many possible weekend getaways, but there's also big city life, sand beaches and coasters near Philadelphia families.  As one of America's oldest cities and a magnet for any family interested in American history, Philadelphia is one of our favorite all-time...

The dense population of families in and around Boston, Massachusetts draws on beautiful New England for weekend getaway ideas. Whether your family is looking for a rural holiday, a cheap vacation package, a fun last-minute excursion to break up a road trip, or a weekend getaway along the Atlantic...

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